Oct 7, 2014

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

Here are the rules:
1. Grab your current read  
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc

"'He's not one of us!' Ben shouted. 'I saw him--he's...he's bad. We have to kill him! Let me gut him!'" p 73

TITLE: The Maze Runner
AUTHOR: James Dashner

PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
GENRE: Dystopian YA
RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2009

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Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

*in no particular order

For most of these picks you can say the whole series is awesome for character driven novels!

 1. Stray by Rachel Vincent--I loved this series! At times Faythe could drive one nuts, but then you realize that's great writing! That's a great character if she can get under your skin so much with some of her less smarter choices!
2. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong--a series that is just incredible when it comes to great characters! Elena totally wows us and then each heroine afterwards is also amazing in her own way.
3. Hounded by Kevin Hearne--one of my fave series by a guy about a guy! In UF you see a lot of female authors with heroines, so guys are rare! But this series is awesome! Atticus is incredible with his worldly knowledge and let's not forget Oberon!

4. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison--another fabulous series filled with great characters! Rachel is amazing and I cannot wait to read her last book, cause I'm behind!
5. Soulless by Gail Carriger--I loved this series as well! Alexia is awesome! I loved her spunky, sassy personality! And for being in a different century just makes it all the more fun!
6. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost--another killer UF series with great characters! I loved Cat! I loved watching her grow in this first book alone! And Bones! LOOOOVE him! And Ian, even though he wasn't in this first one! 

7. Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neil--loooove this series and Merit and Mallory totally won me over! I love their snark, I love how Merit handled Ethan in the beginning! And of course she's grown since then!
8. Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler--another series filled with great characters! These characters really made me laugh! Especially Jane! She was incredible!
9. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder--I loved Yelena in this series! She's a strong girl and she just grows even more so as the series goes on!

10. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones--OMG! Charley is the best heroine ever! I looooove her sense of humor! She's funny, kind...I mean the series is really "driven" by her!


  1. 'Let me gut him'... that sure sounds harsh. The Maze Runner sounds intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT.

  2. Oh dear. Who are they about to gut? Intriguing teaser.
    Here's My Teaser

  3. I didn't love Maze Runner, but hope you do!

  4. Loved the Maze Runner, looking forward to seeing the movie! Hope you are enjoying it.

  5. 'let me gut him'...
    it sounds really horrifying for me :( I know this one. Lots of people talk about it and i heard that it was adapted to movie. Hope you'll enjoy!

  6. I just got the series and hope to get started on them soon.
    I'm huge on character driven novels. Doesn't matter what genre as long as they are well written.
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/10/07/teaser-tuesdays-84-the-death-of-death/

  7. Stray!!! Yes yes yes! I loved that book. Great list!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  8. Great tease. I have seen this book around and think it must be a great read, along with the others.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT - Who's Afraid of a Little Kitty Kat

  9. ohhhh nice teaser :D, thanks for stopping by. xx

  10. Ooh loved The Maze Runner, I remember that scene well, teehee! Hope you love the rest of the book, Jessica :D

    My TT

  11. Loved Stray loved Souless. Thought about reading Tempest Rising many times. Guess i should give it a go. great list.

  12. I really liked The Maze Runner. I haven't seen the movie yet though. I don't remember that part (it's been a long time) but I feel kind of bad for whoever they're after! Poor guy! Here's my TT. Happy reading!

  13. I haven't read The Maze Runner, but I do have it on my TBR list. I may have to start it soon. Thank you for the great teaser and stopping by. :)

    Old follower

  14. Interesting choice of teaser. As for your Top Ten... Loved number six, HATED number ten (the writing was aweful, IMO), and number four has been recommended by a friend. Mine: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  15. Well, that's an intense teaser. :) As for your top 10 list, I am in total agreement with Vincent, Harrison, Armstrong, and Frost. The others I still need to check out. :)

  16. Ick! This doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I hope it's a good story and that you're enjoying it.
    My Tuesday post features SAVING SHELBY SUMMERS.

  17. As usual I'm not familiar with any of these! I do love the cover for Tempest Rising though!!

    Here are my Top Ten!

  18. I've been meaning to try this book for a while, and this is a great tease to get me going! Awesome pick!
    Here's Mine.

  19. Great picks, Jessica! That teaser is chilling! And I totally agree that BITTEN is a character driven series. :D

  20. I've only read the last two books on your list but I thought they both were great! I actually need to read Fire study soon before book 4 releases!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  21. Woot! I'm a Maze Runner fan ha ha ha! I personally enjoyed The Scorch Trials way more than the others; although, I'm not quite finished with book #3. Hope you enjoy it! :)

    Here's mine:
    The Equalizer | Michael Sloan

  22. All of these books are new to me. My daughter loved The Maze Runner.

    Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  23. Yaaay some Chicagoland Vamps love! I adore that series and need to play catch up, and I agree, so many of the characters (not just Merit) are well developed! I've been meaning to check out Stray!

    Amber Elise @Du Livre

  24. Hounded has the best characters (Oberonnnnnn!). Poison Study is also full of so many unexpected and dynamic characters. I can't believe I didn't think of those two!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider silk

  25. Let him! Sounds like a plan!!
    I agree with loads of your top !

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  26. Ooh, awesome Teaser! I've been wanting to read the Maze Runner for the longest time!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! :)


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